Dayne Beams is finally a Lion following weeks of negotiations.
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Dayne Beams has joined the Brisbane Lions in a deal that sends picks 5, 25 and midfielder Jack Crisp to Collingwood.
The Lions also received Collingwoods pick no.67 as part of the trade.
Collingwood has used pick no.25 for North Melbourne’s Levi Greenwood, who last week told the Kangaroos of his intention to join the Magpies.
Beams is one of the game’s elite midfielders and at just 24 years old, the trade is a big win for the Lions.
Collingwood will effectively receive pick 5, Greenwood and Crisp for Beams, a deal which well go someway in covering the considerable hole left in the Magpies midfield from Beams’ departure.
Crisp has played just 18 games for the Lions since being recruited a pick 40 in the 2012 rookie draft, but has excellent endurance and speed off the mark for a player of his height (190cm).
Greenwood without doubt had his best season with the Kangaroos in 2014 since making his debut in 2009 and finished third in the club’s best and fairest.
The Beams deal opens up a three-way trade involving Melbourne, Geelong and Collingwood to take place.
The trade would see Mitch Clark head to the Cats, Heritier Lumumba to the Demons and Travis Varcoe to the Magpies.